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Create, host, and manage a website with this $30 SSDPage bundle

It should come as no surprise that having an engaging and powerful website is perhaps the most important element of building a brand or business online. Whether you're selling shoes or driving traffic through ads, you need a great-looking site if you want your business to thrive.

And the good news is that you don't need to be a certified coding wizard in order to build a pro-level website from scratch. SSDPage Website Builder and Hosting lets you build, host, and manage your own website without having to write a single line of code, and, thanks to CrackBerry Digital Offers, a lifetime subscription is available for 95 percent off the regular $600 price, bringing it down to just $30.

Unlike most site-builders that still require extensive programming knowledge, SSDPage Website Builder and Hosting relies exclusively on intuitive tools and commands to get the job done.

This platform acts as your one-stop resource for everything you need in order to build and manage a captivating website, and you'll have unlimited access to more than 200 ready-made templates to get your project up and running. You'll be able to customize your mobile-friendly site using simple drag-and-drop tools, and you'll even be able to have Google Cloud host it at no additional cost.

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Create a truly pro-level website without having to deal with endless lines of code with a lifetime subscription to SSDPage Website Builder and Hosting for just $30 — 95 percent off its usual price for a limited time.

BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition now available from Amazon and Best Buy in the US

Updated on April 25th - Looks as though Amazon has gone through all of their current inventory. Best Buy is still currently showing stock available.

Following the announcement of the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition at Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry Mobile launched the device in Europe and China, and now folks in the US can get in on the love as well as the KEY2 Red Edition has arrived and is available from Amazon and Best Buy.

We've received a lot of feedback from customers who have asked for an exclusive device variant of the BlackBerry KEY2, and we're happy to respond by delivering the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition to customers in the United States, said Eric Anderson, General Manager for TCL Communication, North America.

In addition to the vibrant red color, the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition also features 6GB of RAM as well as 128GB of internal storage, and in the box, you'll be getting a special edition set of BlackBerry-branded headphones that match the KEY2. Pricing for the KEY2 Red Edition in the US is set at $699.99.

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Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram user passwords

Affected users are being contacted now.

Back in late March, Facebook came under fire for storing its users' passwords in a readable format — exposing around 600 million passwords to its employees. As if that wasn't bad enough, Facebook's now quietly announced that something similar also happened to Instagram accounts.

Added as a text update to an article on the Facebook Newsroom published four weeks ago, Facebook says the following:

Update on April 18, 2019 at 7AM PT: Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users. We will be notifying these users as we did the others. Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed

Yep. It happened again.

While Facebook reassures that the passwords weren't compromised or abused, it's remarkable the company didn't catch this sooner following the SNAFU that occurred last month. Even more damning is the fact that this news was quietly released as a discrete update in an existing press release.

Try as it might to regain people's trust, it's hard imagining Facebook making any progress on that front when stuff like this regularly happens.

Facebook exposed up to 600 million user passwords to its employees

BlackBerry Cylance named a Strong Performer in 2019 Forrester Wave

BlackBerry Cylance has named as a strong performer in the 2019 Forrester Wave report by achieving the highest possible scores for incident response, supporting products and services, average hours per response, and industrial control systems.

Prep for four of IT's most valuable certifications with this CompTIA bundle

There's never been a better time to work in IT. Whether you're planning to work as a freelance IT professional for multiple companies or want to land a lucrative salaried position at a major tech firm in Silicon Valley, there's an unprecedented demand for talented and trained individuals who can install, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of increasingly complex server infrastructures and networking systems.

But if you want to be considered for the best possible positions in the industry, you need to have the right certifications under your belt in order to stand out from the crowd. The 2019 Complete CompTIA Cybersecurity Bundle will help you earn four of the field's most valuable and respected certifications, and thanks to CrackBerry Digital Offers, the entire bundle is available for over 90 percent off the regular $897 price. That brings it down to just $49.

With more than 90 hours of expert-led training, this extensive bundle will prepare you to ace the exams for the CompTIA Security+, CySA+, CASP, and PenTest+ certifications. You'll learn how to secure servers, analyze trouble spots in networking systems, install software, analyze the results of network reconnaissance, and much more—all through hands-on training that utilizes real-world examples. There are plenty of practice questions to ensure that there won't be any surprises when it comes time to sit for the real thing.

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Get the skills and certifications you need to land a lucrative career in IT with the 2019 Complete CompTIA Cybersecurity Bundle for just $49, more than 90 percent off for a limited time.

SanDisk's 200GB Ultra microSD card is down to $25 for the first time

All the storage.

The SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC card and adapter is down to $25 — the lowest price we've ever seen for it. Around Black Friday, this card dropped to $30 for the first time and we've only seen it get anywhere near that price a couple of times since. It averages $35 in this capacity and this is the first time it has dropped below $28. You can also get the 400GB version on sale for $66 which is just a few dollars off the low price for that capacity.

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SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card

Expand the storage of your phone, tablet, Nintendo Switch, action cam, and more with a new low price on the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card. It averages $35 in this capacity and sales like this tend not to last too long, so stock up on storage for less while you can.

$25 $35 $10 off

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The microSD card is great for Android-based smartphones and tablets as well as operating as extra storage for your Nintendo Switch. It has transfer read speeds up to 100 MB/s and is rated A1 for faster performance. The other classifications U1 and Class 10 mean this card is great for HD video recording and playback. The card is also resistant to shock, extreme temperatures, water, and X-rays. It comes with a 10-year warranty from SanDisk. Users give it 4.5 stars based on more than 15,000 reviews.

These price drops generally don't last very long, so if you're interested in grabbing one you'll want to act quickly on this deal.

Emtek announces they will be closing BBM consumer services on May 31

Consumer BBM users encouraged to switch to BBM Enterprise

Back in 2016, BlackBerry announced a new partnership with Indonesia-based Emtek to help expand the consumer BBM business. As part of the partnership, Emtek expanded the capabilities of BBM for consumers with new features and enhancements while BlackBerry maintained control over their BBM Enterprise solution. Now, in a bit of surprising news, Emtek has announced their decision to end service of BBM for consumers on May 31, 2019.

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Want a VPN for life? Get Ivacy for only $50!

Privacy and security should be top of mind for everyone, especially when you're online. Far too often people are the victims of identity theft, doxing, and worse, so having a quality VPN to protect the anonymity of your online browsing habits is a great idea.

Ivacy VPN is a highly reviewed service that offers person-to-person file sharing at blazing fast speeds, while completely protecting your identity, and right now you can get a lifetime subscription for only $49.99. With a regular retail price of $1,194, you save 96% through CrackBerry Digital Offers. The other wonderful benefit of a VPN is the ability to stream tens of thousands of movies, TV shows, sports events, and more from around the world. Having a quality VPN can help you completely bypass geo-restrictions, so you can get to the content you want now. You'll even get a dedicated VPN add-on for Kodi, and a lifetime subscription to Ivacy NAT Firewall Add-on as a free bonus.

Ivacy VPN lets you connect to more than 450 servers in over 100 locations around the world, and its an official partner of the National Cyber Security Alliance, helping to promote privacy education and awareness. If you're worried about the state of net neutrality and your internet speeds going forward, Ivacy VPN can help you overcome throttling and port blocking.

No more region-blocking the content you want to see; no more hacking, spyware, or government surveillance; no more worry that your privacy is at stake. Check out Ivacy VPN at CrackBerry Digital Offers and get a lifetime subscription for only $49.99!

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Facebook Messenger dark mode now rolling out globally

If you're still among the many who haven't cut off Facebook and still use Messenger, you might be pleased to know that Facebook has started rolling out its dark mode option to the app globally after making it an Easter egg in the app previously.

After a month-long Easter Egg activation with countless crescent moon emojis, we are excited to announce that everyone around the world will be able to activate dark mode in Messenger with a simple toggle switch from settings. The toggle is rolling out globally today.

In order to activate dark mode in Messenger, all you have to do is tap on your profile picture, access the settings menu and toggle on dark mode from there. Your view will be then changed from super white to super dark. If you use Messenger, let me know what you think in the comments! Personally, I think it's one of the better looking dark mode apps out there.

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Rogers and TELUS schedule KEY2 and KEY2 LE updates for April 16

If you're not down with using autoloaders but are still waiting for Rogers and Telus to push out their April security updates for the BlackBerry KEY2 and BlackBerry KEY2 LE, you won't have to wait much longer. Both of the Candian carriers are now showing, through their software update pages, that updates will start rolling out on April 16.

Boost your productivity for $20 with Humm.ly's curated library

There’s no better way to get into a creative groove than by turning up your music and tackling your projects headfirst. However, whether you want to hype yourself up for work or relax after a long day, there’s an optimal playlist you can be listening to achieve that. Humm.ly has all of these tracks and more for as low as $19.99.

Humm.ly is a music therapy app aimed at helping you achieve better focus in all aspects of your daily life. It features a library of tracks created by world-class music producers and curated by certified music therapists. Each track is scientifically chosen to aide in whatever you need to accomplish, whether it’s wind down and fall asleep or uplift you before work. By listening to these curated tracks, you’ll be able to improve your productivity, creativity, and overall mindfulness.

There’s no situation or mood that wouldn’t benefit from a well-curated track, and Humm.ly has more than enough tracks to cover all of your needs. You can sign up for a year for $19.99 or get a lifetime subscription for just $20 more.

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Skype Preview brings screen sharing to Android and iOS

It has been a long time since I last used Skype for video calls on my BlackBerry, but the new screen sharing feature added to their insider build caught my attention because it reminded me of BlackBerry 10's BBM Video Sharing.

Pay what you want for the Python Master Class Bundle!

Python is one of the most popular programming languages out there thanks to a fast edit-test-debug cycle and wide versatility. Jumping into Python from a beginner's standpoint isn't exactly easy, as there are many routes you can take. The training required to become a Python expert is also generally quite expensive.

What if there was a bundle of great courses that included teaching for beginners as well as advanced users? What if, instead of paying more than $1000, you could essentially pay what you want and have access to the bundle for life?

Right now, that's exactly what CrackBerry Digital Offers has to offer. Right now, you can pay what you want for the Absolute Python Bundle. Instead of paying the regular price of $1066, you'll pay what you want and get one course, or beat the average price (currently around $13) and get all ten courses in this bundle!

Included in this bundle are ten courses featuring hundreds of lectures and exercises designed to help you understand Python and improve your career prospects. The available courses include:

  • Python Programming for Beginners
  • Making Graphs in Python using Matplotlib for Beginners
  • Machine Learning with Python
  • Master Python Interactively with PyGame
  • Python Web Programming
  • Data Analysis with Python & Pandas
  • Python Web Development with Flask
  • Python Libraries Bundle
  • Web Scraping in Python: Master the Fundamentals
  • Python Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals

Even if you're a complete beginner to Python, this bundle should have what you need to teach you the ropes. Given how low the average price is right now, there's no better time to buy! Don't wait too long; the longer you wait the higher that average price paid is likely to be!

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Your Android phone can now be used as a two-step verification key

Available in beta for Google and Google Cloud accounts.

Two-step authentication (also referred to as 2SV or 2FA) is one of the best tools you can use to add an extra layer of protection to your online accounts. Getting 2SV codes via a text message or an authenticator app is great, but if you want to go an extra step further, you can use physical keys in order to access your data.

As of April 10, 2019, you can now use your Android device (running Android 7.0 or later) as a physical 2SV key for your Google and Google Cloud accounts.

Once enabled, you'll get a prompt on your chosen Android device to approve your login any time you try to sign into your Google account. When you see this prompt, you can approve the login by holding the volume down button or tapping "No, it's not me" on your display if it's not you logging into your account.

You'll need Bluetooth turned on on your phone in order for this to work, and just in case something goes wrong, it's also recommended that you have another security key as a backup.

This feature is currently in beta, and in addition to requiring an Android phone, you'll also need a Bluetooth-enabled Chrome OS, macOS X, or Windows 10 machine running Google Chrome.

To use it, all you need to do is enroll your Google account is 2SV, go to the 2SV settings on your computer, click "Add security key", and choose your Android phone from the list of devices.

Two-factor authentication: Everything you need to know

Increase your typing speed with Typesy for just $20

Typing on a computer is so commonplace these days, and yet not everyone is proficient and speedy behind the keyboard. In our day and age where time is money and whipping up immediate response emails and writing up timely articles or reports is crucial, the last thing you want is to be held back by bad typing habits.

If you'd love to see your typing word per minute (WPM) improve but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place. CrackBerry Digital Offers has a great deal on the Typesy Typing Trainier, a typing training program that's designed to instill the proper typing skills and etiquette needed to increase your WPM. It can be yours for just $20.

The training software is available for both Mac and Windows and includes 16 typing games and activities designed to eliminate specific weaknesses that may hold you back while typing, while also building up skills and techniques to improve your accuracy and speed.

You're able to set up five user accounts so that the whole family can work together to improve this crucial skill. Typically this software is sold for around $290, but you'll save 93% off the regular price. Once you're bought this software it is yours for life.

What are you waiting for? Don't let slow or bad typing habits prevent you from moving up in your career — start improving your typing speed today with Typesy!

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Five steps you should take to protect your data privacy

These days, privacy is a topic that's on just about everyone's radar. Constant data breaches and privacy violations, new legislation and regulations, social media scandal after social media scandal. You'd honestly be hard pressed to find a news day where there wasn't some major scoop about digital privacy (or the lack thereof). Amidst all this brouhaha, it's easy to throw up your hands and leave your own privacy to chance. But you shouldn't. It takes a bit of legwork, but protecting your data online actually isn't as complex as you'd think.

Spotify giving Premium subscribers in Canada a free Google Home Mini

Available for both new and existing subscribers.

Late last year, Spotify announced a new partnership with Google and began handing out free Google Home Mini devices to Premium family plan subscribers in the US, now Spotify has extended a similar to Premium new and existing subscribers in Canada for a limited time.

Turn boring PDFs into digital magazines with Next FlipBook Maker Pro

We all have to read through PDF documents at some point or another, and we all know what a bore they can be. If you're using this format in a way that requires serious reader engagement, like with a sales pitch, you can turn a boring read into something much more exciting.

Turn boring PDFs into digital magazines with this $29 lifetime subscription! Learn more

Next FlipBook Maker Pro is specialized software that lets you transform PDFs and images into Flash or HTML5 flipbooks. It's stocked with customizable templates that make it easier to get the look you want, and it will create something that can be viewed on virtually any PC or mobile device. Instead of paying the usual $299 for a lifetime subscription to this software, iMore Digital Offers has a deal that knocks 90 percent off. That brings the price down to just $29!

Not only can you use PDFs and images, but you can also embed YouTube videos and local media — like videos, music, buttons, charts, and hyperlinks — to truly create an original work. Flipbooks can then be published as a WordPress plugin or Joomla and Drupal module, making the process of getting it out into the world as easy as possible.

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This $29 lifetime subscription includes all future minor updates to the software, and it's compatible with Windows versions from XP up to Windows 10. If you're ready to turn boring PDFs into something far more engaging, don't miss this deal!

What's the big deal about BlackBerry Privacy Shade, anyway?

BlackBerry Privacy Shade

Keep your sensitive data hidden with BlackBerry Privacy Shade.

The notion that someone might hack into your personal life simply by glancing at a text message seems pretty absurd, as does the idea that someone might steal corporate secrets upon glimpsing a few lines from a work email. That isn't to say neither of those situations will ever happen, of course. Just that there are more pressing, tangible threats to our privacy and security than a nosy onlooker.

At the same time, even if a screen snooper isn't likely to steal our login information, our smartphones are more closely linked to our private lives than ever. And it doesn't often occur to us that when we use our devices in public, we're potentially sharing what's on our screen - what's going on in our life - with everyone around us. I'd wager chances are pretty high that, excepting a few rare circumstances, there's a lot of stuff on your phone you wouldn't willingly show to a stranger.

Private conversations. Sensitive email threads. Personal photos. Embarrassing Google searches. If you're in public - whether on transit, at a coffee shop or even in the office - these are all fair game. And that's exactly the reason Privacy Shade exists. It's a tool to help you better control what people see, and better manage what you share with those around you.

With either a gesture or a tap of the Convenience Key, you can block off almost the entirety of your screen, leaving only whatever area you're focusing on at the time. It won't stop people from looking over your shoulder, entirely, of course. What it will do is ensure they can only see bits and pieces of what you're doing.

It won't be enough to give them any context or meaning, and it won't take long for all but the most dedicated of screen snoopers to get bored and cast their eyes elsewhere.

Privacy Shade also comes with a cool Redactor feature which, when enabled, allows you to selectively black out images and screenshots before sharing them. It's as simple as opening up the image, activating Redactor Mode, choosing your redaction format, and then swiping across your screen. After that, simply click on "share" to forward your newly-redacted photo - secure in the knowledge that you aren't sending out anything you don't want people to see.

Your data is your own. That's always been a guiding principle behind BlackBerry products, from their first smartphones through to the BlackBerry KEY2 LE. Privacy Shade is just one more demonstration of that commitment - just one more way your BlackBerry device gives you ownership over what you share and how you share it. Because when you use your phone in public, there's no telling who's looking over your shoulder.

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We're giving away a BlackBerry KEY2 LE and a pile of BlackBerry swag!

Congratulations to our grand prize winner candeepantz and runners up stevec66 and IdBeats!

Who wants to win a brand new BlackBerry KEY2 LE and a box of cool BlackBerry branded merchandise? If you do, or you know someone who does, you DO NOT want to miss this giveaway! Keep reading for details and to enter to win!

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